House Journal 1826 (30-318941-P015A.pdf)
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Remonstrance of Elias Foss and als, of Limington against the election of Simeon Strout Junr returned as a member from said town, was read and referred to the Committee on Elections.
Agreeably to assignment the two branches of the Legislature assembled in the Representatives chamber at 10 oclock and proceeded by ballot to the election of a Senator to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mark Sheppard. The whole number of votes given in was one hundred and fifty three – necessary to a choice seventy seven – Samuel Whitney had Seventy five, Samuel M Pond Seventy four. Samuel S Pond two. Samuel L. one & there was one double vote for Samuel M Pond, whereupon the Chairman declared that there was no election, and the Committee were proceeding to receive votes on a second ballot when Mr Boutelle rose and moved the convention that Samuel M Pond be declared elected on the first ballot, and the motion prevailed 85 pro. 57 con. & then the Chairman declared Samuel M Pond duly elected. The Convention then proceeded to the choice of seven Counsellors – The whole number of votes given in was One hundred & fifty six necessary to a choice Seventy nine – Daniel Wood had seventy nine, William Chadwick had ninety nine, Jonathan Thayer had one hundred & fifty two, Joseph Shaw had one hundred & two, John Balkam had one hundred & fifty five, Joel Wellington had one hundred & three and Joel Whitney Seventy nine & they were declared elected. The convention then proceeded to ballot for a Secretary of State – The whole number given in was One hundred & forty six. necessary to a choice Seventy four. Amos Nichols Esqr had One hundred & forty four & was elected. The Senate then withdrew and the House
Adjourned. Attest – James L Child
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